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In the studio, life lately

It’s been pretty busy in our little studio lately, so no time for blog updates. No time for anything, actually, other than work. And a lot of running around.

We’ve been working on a bunch of interesting projects and here are a couple of them:

gold hot foil hang tags

gold hot foil note cards

So the note cards and hang tags above are right up my alley. I love simple, minimal designs with clean, clear fonts. And they’re exactly like this. The one detail that’s a bit more uncommon is the fact that we used matte gold foil to print them. Usually the metallic foils are preferred, but it highly depends on the design as well. For this set, the choice of using matte foil was absolutely perfect.

letterpress business cards

letterpress business cards

letterpress business cards

I am totally in love with the blush ink color we used for the custom letterpress business cards in the photos above! The cards were printed on both sides, using the same lovely ink color, with one side presenting the logo, and the other, the information details.

Hopefully i’ll be able to update the blog more often, although being busy in the studio is good too! :)

Have a colorful day!

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[Behind the scenes] Custom letterpress calling cards, our design for a neurologist

The custom letterpress calling cards i’m talking about today were created by us from scratch. I really enjoy creating designs for business cards, so when i was given a free hand with these i was ecstatic! I played with a bunch of various fonts in order to find the perfect one to emphasize professionalism and seriousness, while at the same time leaving a long lasting impression by adding the brain logo. I may not be a neurologist like the owner of these custom letterpress calling cards, but i’m pretty sure this is how one would like to come across as: professional, serious and reliable.

film and polymer plate

Creating designs for letterpress cards is definitely not as easy as it may seem as there are a bunch of things to take into consideration. Letterpress printing is completely different from regular, digital printing. The most important thing to mention is that if you searched “less is more” you should get “letterpress” as a result. You know how in fashion there was that thing that Coco Chanel said: “Once you’ve dressed, and before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off.” This works perfectly for letterpress printing also. Well actually doing it, actually creating a design that is airy, yet with a powerful impression, simple, yet elegant, well that is not that easy. Moreover, there are tons and tons of available free fonts out there. Some of them look a lot better letterpress printed than others, so you need to envision each one and carefully choose the best option. Proportions are also very important; while you want the information to be visible, you don’t want it to take over the entire space. At the same time, don’t let the logo entirely overshadow the information. There has to be a balance, you have to find the right proportions so that they represent your brand, company, profession as a whole.

I got a little carried away there, didn’t i? Well anyway, this template is available to be used for various other professions as well; i’d change the brain logo with another to accommodate the requested profession. Also, i absolutely love the color of the Biscuit card stock so i plan o recommending it whenever and wherever i can! Here are the short technical details about these custom letterpress calling cards:

  • 450gsm Biscuit (light brown / chocolate milk) card stock, one side printing, 9 x 5 cm, black ink, custom design

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The Funky Studio team wishes you, as always, a colorful day!

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Custom letterpress tags and business cards for Printsmith
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[Behind the scenes] Custom letterpress tags and business cards for Printsmith

The custom letterpress tags and business cards we made for Printsmith couldn’t have been a more enjoyable project for us! When i was writing about the business cards we made for BURNISH + BONE, i mentioned the fact that it was really an emotional journey for me. Well this time around, everything went along smoothly from the beginning to the end!

First of all, i really like the design of Printsmith’s logo and i instantly new it’d look wonderful letterpress printed! The card stock choice was also good. I usually like working with the sparkling bright white card stock, but this time Printsmith’s Dora chose the porcelain-white one and it was definitely the best choice.

Here are the short technical details for both the custom letterpress square cards and business cards for Printsmith:

– 450gsm China White card stock, one side printing, 9 x 5 cm, black ink for the business cards

– 450gsm China White card stock, one side printing, 7 x 7 cm, black ink for the custom letterpress cards / tags

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Custom letterpress tags and business cards for Printsmith
Custom letterpress tags and business cards for Printsmith
Custom letterpress tags and business cards for Printsmith
Custom letterpress tags and business cards for Printsmith
Custom letterpress tags and business cards for Printsmith
Custom letterpress business cards for Printsmith
Custom letterpress tags and business cards for Printsmith
Custom letterpress business cards for Printsmith
Custom letterpress tags and business cards for Printsmith
Custom letterpress tags and business cards for Printsmith
Custom letterpress tags and business cards for Printsmith
Custom letterpress tags and business cards for Printsmith
Custom letterpress tags and business cards for Printsmith

Visit Printsmith’s website and check out the cool, unique items they make. Creativity at its finest! Printsmith’s designers “have shunned the idea of perfection in place for character, charm and individuality”.

The Funky Studio team wishes you, as always, a colorful day!

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FPS is currently working on: custom letterpress save the date cards… again!

Yep, it appears that FPS is very lucky when it comes to custom letterpress save the date cards. This time around, the cards i’ve designed according to our lovely client’s requests are just a bit trickier: there are two ink colors printed on 450gsm China White card stock and we also have a bit of die-cutting!

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Say ‘hello’ to our Charlotte! She’s a mighty fine letterpress printing Heidelberg Tiegel. :)

custom letterpress save the date cards

Well this last photo i wasn’t exactly supposed to post as i hate ruining surprises, but i still wanted to show juuust a bit of everything: two ink colors, die-cutting, China White card stock. Also, since this photo is taken with my phone i think it’s safe to say that it’s not ruining much of the surprise, right? These custom letterpress save the date cards are yet another project i’m really proud of.

The Funky Studio team wishes you, as always, a colorful day!

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